As we mature, the muscles and fat pads in our face start to migrate down the face. This can have a very ageing effect and can make us look tired and sad. This process can start from as early as our late twenties, and can continue to take effect thereafter. With relatively simple, non-surgical treatment, you can ease the visible effects of ageing and rejuvenate the appearance of your facial structure and features. PHI Clinic believes in offering its patients the widest selection of treatments, so that we can tailor treatment around you and your requirements, as opposed to giving you limited choice. We may combine treatments and skincare to excel the results achieved and to give you the best service.
PHI Clinic specialises in skin tightening treatments, with a full range of therapies available that are targeted to reintroduce structure and elasticity, meaning surgery is not the only route.Book consultation
Ultraformer uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), which is a non-invasive technique for lifting loose skin on the face and neck. The Ultraformer II is equipped with the latest MMFU technology, meaning patients see longer lasting face lifting results and a reduction of facial lines and wrinkles.
Designed to treat the face and neck, Ultraformer can also be adopted to improve skin laxity and tone on the decolletage and jawline. It helps to firm the skin and create a much younger-looking appearance, without the scalpel and downtime associated with surgeries such as face lifting and neck lifting.
The world’s first and only macro and micro ultrasound device, Ultraformer has 7 multi-functional cartridges to deliver controlled and focused ultrasound energy to the dermis. The heat energy obtained (between 65-75 degrees Celsius) excites the production of collagen in the deeper levels on the skin, triggering the skin tightening process.
As collagen production can be ongoing, most patients will continue to see the effects of treatment improve some time after the session. Heat levels created by the Ultraformer device are not damaging to the surrounding tissue, as it only targets the treated area. The strictly focused application means that results are even and the skin remains intact, as the energy is delivered only to the deeper levels, and not to the epidermis. Therefore, there will be no visible manifestations on the skin’s surface after the procedure, and only the lifting and tightening effects will be shown.
As well as changing the intensity of the settings, our aestheticians can control the depth that the device delivers the energy. Ranging from 1.5mm-13mm, we can treat on both a superficial level, and a much deeper level for varying results, depending on the individual concerns and indications of each and every patient.
Conditions treated with Ultraformer
Bingo wings are areas of flesh under the tricep on the upper arm that wobble, that are noticeable when the arms are raised and shaken. They can lead to self-consciousness and lack of confidence as people worry about their appearance. When weight is lost quickly, the skin is not given time to shrink back to its previous size, leaving stretched flesh that sags.
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Fat thighs are a problem that affect many people, with both men and women being self-conscious due to excess fatty tissue. This fat can be caused or worsened by a variety of factors, and is regarded as an area of stubborn fat, that can be difficult to lose.
To find a treatment that is tailored to you, contact PHI Clinic for a no obligation consultation with one of our hi...Read on Book consultation
Loose skin can be a problem for anyone, and is a source of anguish for many; skin all over the body can sag and appear loose, depending on the cause of the issue.
Loose skin is natural part of ageing and includes the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin that leaves it less plump and firm.
Weight gain/fluctuating weight – skin stretches as you gain weight, and if you...Read on Book consultation
Love handles (also called muffin tops) are deposits of excess fat at the waist, often called stubborn fatty deposits, due to physiology; there are more fat cells in this region than in others.
When you eat more calories than you burn the excess are stored by the body in fat cells, and become the subcutaneous fatty deposits that are a source of contention for so many peop...Read on Book consultation
Sagging neck skin can be a cause of concern for many people, increasing self-consciousness and reducing confidence. As a natural part of the ageing process, loose skin on the neck can be worsened by factors like genetics, weight change, UV exposure, and gravity, which can all affect the severity of a sagging neck.
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Saggy skin can occur anywhere on the body, and is a source of contention for many people who suffer from it. Skin sags naturally over time due to muscles that support skin weakening as we age. This is known as an intrinsic (or natural) cause, as collagen and elastin production in the skin reduce, as well as this, genetics can play a role, as you may be predisposed to carry fat ...Read on Book consultation
The stomach, or abdomen, is one of the places on our bodies that can harbour stubborn fatty deposits. Stomach fat has a variety of factors that can cause these deposits and worsen them, including your age, your diet, and even your genetics.
As we age, our metabolic rate decreases, which reduces how many calories we burn in a day. If we eat more calories than we burn over an extended peri...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
The treatment time itself is incredibly speedy, with most sessions taking up to an hour to perform. There will be immediate results achieved after your initial session, but results continue to improve over time. Depending on the severity of the indication, you may require more or less treatment. It will also depend on the desired outcome from treatment.
This will be outlined to you upon consultation with one of our highly-trained aestheticians.
The ideal candidate is someone who is noticing skin laxity, facial sagging and drooping and perhaps some lines and wrinkles. We advise all patients to have a consultation first, as this allows us to assess your suitability and go through the relevant medical history.
PHI Clinic has a team of highly-skilled and thoroughly trained aestheticians and nurses.
With an extensive range of skills and experience behind them, we perform skin tightening procedures at PHI Clinic on a daily basis.
The areas treated with Ultraformer include the face, neck, jawline, and decolletage. Ultraformer is also used on all specific areas of the body like, the stomach, knees and bra fat.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment, and patients can resume their normal activities straight away, with the exception of hot baths or exercise within the first 48 hours. You may experience some mild swelling and sensitivity in the area, but this should subside after two days. Treatment itself is usually tolerable, but we may issue some pain relief in advance to help make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
The area may be sensitive to the touch for the first few days, and you may feel the treated sections are hot or slightly pink in colour straight after the treatment. This should subside after 2 days, and is easily coverable with makeup.
We advise all patients to apply a good SPF, a minimum of 30 to ensure you are getting decent coverage and protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The results are ongoing, and it is important to discuss what treatment entails and the aftercare advice with your assigned clinician, prior to treatment.
We advise that patients avoid hot baths, saunas, and exercise for the first 48 hours, as this may lead to irritation and inflammation. We may issue you with some calming serum, such as aloe vera, to aid any swelling caused or erythema. Try also to avoid AHA products or perfumed skincare serums, as, again, this may enflame the treated area.
This treatment is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no studies to show that treatment is detrimental to the mother or baby, we err on the side of caution, always. We would also advise against treatment if you have an open wound or cold sore in the area to be treated, as this may cause irritation and the spreading of the condition.
We do not place patients under anaesthetic for Ultraformer, as it is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment. However, we may provide painkillers or apply topical anaesthetic in advance to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the session.
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